The company was established in August 2001 and is the unification between two prominent Greek Shipping Companies of DILESHIP MARINE CORP and J G GOUMAS (SHIPPING) CO LTD.
The two companies represent over 100 years of experience in the shipping industry.
In an age where shipping markets flow from calm to gale force with lightning speed the efficiency of operations and a closely managed team approach are a must. The combined resources and experience of the two companies have minimized costs, streamlined operations and improved communication in an ever-competitive industry.
Throughout the Group a robust performance management system engages people in the delivery of our projected targets. Quality of service is a vision, which for this Group is anchored in long experience and service to the shipping industry and our commitment to the protection of the environment, in particular the marine environment.
Through its affiliated companies, covering chartering operations, contract work and ships operations the company is represented in Greece, Denmark, Australia and the Philippines with a dedicated and experienced team of resident professionals.
The company’s core activity is the specialization in the deep-sea bulk trade operating a modern fleet with up to date equipment ensuring maximum flexibility, timed delivery, fast and efficient cargo handling.
Equinox Maritime has been concentrating on Supramax and Ultramax vessels and is looking to increase its fleet size with further new building contracts of new eco designs and second hand tonnage.
The Company currently manages 19 vessels (five of them under technical management only) with an average age of about five years. Out of the fifteen existing vessels, fourteen are Supramax/Ultramax bulkers and the fifteenth vessel is a Handysize. All vessels have been ordered by the owners as New Buildings, namely from Brodosplit Shipyard in Croatia, Mitsui Shipyard, Tsuji Shipyard and Nacks Shipyard in China which is a fifty-fifty Joint venture between Kawasaki and Cosco.
In January and March 2015 the company took delivery of the first two Ultramaxes from Nacks. The second couple of Ultramaxes were delivered during the first half of 2016 from Dacks shipyard. Dacks Shipyard, is also a fifty-fifty joint venture between Kawasaki and Cosco.
Equinox Maritime Limited established a quality management system, which meets with the international requirements. The Safety Management System has been audited by The Cayman Islands registry and complies with the International Maritime Code for Safe Operations of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code). The company is proud to be awarded a QUALSHIP 21 certificate by the US Coast Guard.